FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, has organised a health walk in Accra to kick off the activities of the year.
The walk, which started from the East Legon Branch to the Head office, formed part of the bank’s activities for the year.
It was aimed at making the 150 staff that participated in the programme to take on a healthy lifestyle and psyche themselves up
for what is expected to be a tough year.
Addressing the staff after the walk, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FBNBank Ghana, Victor Yaw Asante, said the bank had set a target of making Profit before Tax of GH¢200 million in the 2023 financial year.
The target, he said, was to consolidate the 2022 performance of the bank, adding that in spite of the difficult macroeconomic challenges in 2022, the bank performed creditably well.
Mr Asante said the bank had also set a target to raise GH¢ 2 billion through deposits and attract 100,000 more additional customers.
He said the bottom profit (bottom line) of the bank for 2022 was remarkable.
“Last year, 2022 had a number of highs for us as a brand and business and it is great testament to our resilience as a brand and also to us for our passion for what we do,” he stated.
The Managing Director and CEO of FBNBank Ghana, among other achievements, said the bank joined the Ghana Club 100 and took the 55th position of the awards of the club.
He said the bank won the Best Commercial Banking Brand and Best Small and Medium-scale Banking Brand in Ghana at the 2022 Global Brands Awards and the Best Bank in Supporting Government Institutions at the 2022 Sustainability and Social Investment Awards.
“We also increased our footprints with new branches in East Legon, Abossey Okai and Atomic Junction as well as a Collection Centre at the GPHA Long Room in Community 1, Tema. Today, our clients and customers in these locations all have an FBNBank Ghana Touchpoint close to them,” Mr Asante said.
He said the FBNBank would establish three new branches in Ahodwo in Kumasi, Hospital Road, Tema, and Abeka-Lapaz in Accra.
Mr Asante said the FBNBank would remain focused on delivering on its promise of putting customers and clients at the heart of its operations.
The Managing Director/CEO of FBNBank Ghana said 2023 had been predicted to be a challenging year so the bank would focus on specific initiatives to meet its aspirations for 2023.
He said the bank would enhance its digital offerings to offer clients and customers convenience in banking as parts of efforts to improve the footprints of the bank.
Mr Asante commended staff for their hard work which had placed the bank in an enviable position, and entreated them not to rest on their oars but continue to work hard to sustain the financial performance to help the bank achieve the bottom line target set for the year.
BY KINGSLEY ASARE